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Time Out Love Local Awards 2021 FAQs

Find out more about our awards for Manchester’s most-loved small businesses and independent venues


It’s time for the annual Time Out Love Local Awards: your chance to nominate and vote for your favourite local small businesses and independent venues. If you have questions about how the process works, how to nominate a place, how to vote for it, when the nominations and voting close, or anything else about it, read on…

The FAQs

What are the Time Out Love Local Awards?
They’re a chance to nominate and vote for your favourite local and small businesses in your city: bars, cafés, restaurants, music venues, galleries, you name it. Anywhere that you think deserves some recognition for what it does.

How do I nominate a business or venue?
Just add the details of the business. You can nominate as many places as you like, and there’s no restriction on the kind of business or venue. For the 2021 awards, you can nominate places from October 26 2021 until November 5 2021.

What happens then?
All the places nominated get added to a ‘long list’ of nominees. Time Out city editors then take a look at all the businesses and compile a shortlist of the most-loved ones. Then you get to vote on them. In 2021, voting takes place from November 11 2021 until December 17 2021.

Do I need to create a Time Out account to vote?
If you are a regular Time Out user, you can use your normal login on to vote. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one, which only takes a minute and is free.

Can I change my vote(s) once I’ve submitted it/them? 
No, sorry. So choose carefully!

Can I nominate a venue or vote for it by email or phone?
No, sorry. 

I actually am a local venue, can I vote for myself and can I get my customers to vote for me?
Totally. You can vote for yourself, and get all your devoted regulars to vote for you too – click here to download the Time Out Love Local Awards 2021 logo so that you can use it on social. Voting is open until December 17 2021.

Can I vote in multiple categories?
Yes, you can vote in all the available categories.

My business isn’t listed on Time Out. Can I get it added?
Yes. Go to this page and you can add it for free.

When will the winners be announced?
Winners in all categories will be announced early in 2022.

Can I find out how many votes my business received?
No, we don’t release the total number of votes received per venue during the campaign.


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